Grateful Dead Hour no. 1457

August 21st, 2016

Week of August 22, 2016

Part 1 17:50
Dead and Company 7/15/16 Fenway Park, Boston MA
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED
Bob Weir, Ace
CASSIDY

Part 2 37:28
Grateful Dead 12/30/87 Oakland Coliseum Arena
ALTHEA
CASSIDY
WEST LA FADEAWAY
LET IT GROW

Dead & Company live concerts are available in a variety of formats from LiveDead.co

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Hmong Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.


The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Bruce Hornsby, iconic keyboardist who served as unofficial member of the Grateful Dead from 1990-1992, will play The Cap with The Noisemakers on Thursday, September 8. And on Friday, September 9, rock legends Little Feat return to The Cap for a night of classics. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1456

August 14th, 2016

Week of August 15, 2016

Part 1 35:41
Grateful Dead 12/30/87 Oakland Coliseum Arena
HEY POCKY WAY
BIG BOSS MAN
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
MAMA TRIED->
MEXICALI BLUES

Part 2 20:00
Dead & Company 7/29/16 Toyota Amphitheater, Wheatland CA
MORNING DEW->
CASEY JONES

Dead & Company live shows are available in a variety of digital formats (download and CD) from livedead.co

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Mung Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Thursday, September 8, The Cap will host Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers. Hornsby played over 100 shows with the Grateful Dead, including last summer’s legendary 50th anniversary “Fare Thee Well” shows. It’s a rare opportunity to see Bruce Hornsby at one of Jerry Garcia’s favorite venues. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Dead to the World 8/10/16

August 10th, 2016

Dark Star->
St Stephen
Dead & Company 7/30/16 Shoreline Amphitheater

Don’t Let GoJerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 7 (11/8/76 Sophie’s, Palo Alto CA)

It’s Just Happening
When the Zombies Come
Emily Yates live in the KPFA studio

China Cat Sunflower->
I Know You Rider
Morning Dew->
Casey Jones
Dead & Company 7/29/16 Toyota Amphitheater, Wheatland CA

Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers – Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders, GarciaLive vol 6 (7/5/73)

She Said She Said – The Beatles, Revolver

GD Hour in Rochester MN

August 9th, 2016

Starting August 20, the Grateful Dead Hour will air Saturdays at 10pm on KRPR 89.9 in Rochester, Minnesota.

Complete station list is here.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1455

August 7th, 2016

Week of August 8, 2016

Part 1 28:00
Dead & Company 7/3/16 Folsom Field, Boulder CO
BIRD SONG->
NEW SPEEDWAY BOOGIE

Part 2 28:11
Dead and Company 7/16/16 Fenway Park, Boston MA
PLAYING IN THE BAND
Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders, GarciaLive vol 6 (7/5/73)
FINDERS KEEPERS
Grateful Dead, American Beauty
OPERATOR

In my haste to get my show produced while traveling, I neglected to mention that Donna Jean Godchaux-Mackay is featured in the Fenway performance of “Playing in the Band”! She was there for both shows that weekend.

Dead & Company live shows are available in a variety of formats from livedead.co.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Love Some Tea – grown and harvested naturally in Northern Thailand by the Mung Hilltribe people. These plantation-free teas are flavored by hand, with all natural ingredients. Love Some Tea is sustainable hand-grown tea, and all the founders are Deadheads.

The legendary Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. A haven for DeadHeads and one of Jerry Garcia’s favorite theaters, The Capitol Theatre boasts state-of-the-art light, sound, and video systems. Live music is featured several nights a week at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1454

July 31st, 2016

Week of August 1, 2016

Part 1 33:37
Ratdog 4/7/97 New Orleans
TOUCH OF GREY
Interview: Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman
Blind Willie Johnson
IF I HAD MY WAY
Interview: Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman
Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman Live (Grateful Dead Records)
ETERNITY
Interview: Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman

Part 2 22:28
Interview: Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman
Chalice, from Fire on the Mountain: Reggae Celebrates the Grateful Dead, volume 2 (Pow Wow Records)
SUGAR MAGNOLIA
Interview: Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman
Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman Live (Grateful Dead Records)
BLUE SKY BOP->
THROWING STONES

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Hot Tuna takes legendary blues-rock to The Cap with Leftover Salmon on Saturday, August 6. You’ll see why these guys are revered as rock music gurus. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1453

July 24th, 2016

Week of July 25, 2016

Part 1 23:13
Grateful Dead 6/22/93 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville IN
DAYS BETWEEN->
JOHNNY B GOODE
~
LIBERTY

Part 2 31:56
Dead & Company 7/9/16 Alpine Valley Music Center, East Troy WI
SPACE->
A HARD RAIN’S GONNA FALL

Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 19 (1/23/70)
HARD TO HANDLE
Jerry Garcia Band, Cats Under the Stars (Rhino)
LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Saturday, August 6, Hot Tuna plays their 7th show ever at The Cap. This time, they will be joined by Leftover Salmon for what we can expect will be something extremely special. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1452

July 17th, 2016

Week of July 18, 2016

Part 1 37:56
Grateful Dead 6/22/93 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville IN
DRUMS->
SPACE->
I NEED A MIRACLE

Part 2 17:49
Rob Wasserman, Trios
AMERICAN POPSICLE
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 19 (1/23/70)
CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER->
I KNOW YOU RIDER

Bassist Rob Wasserman, longtime collaborator and friend of Bob Weir, died on June 29. His deep and impressive resume included work with the David Grisman Quintet, Lou Reed, and many others. “American Popsicle,” from Wasserman’s wonderful album Trios, features Edie Brickell on vocals and Jerry Garcia on MIDI guitar. Also on that record is the the original version of “Easy Answers” (which the Grateful Dead performed from 1993 to 1995), performed by Wasserman, Weir, and Neil Young, and with a lyric by Robert Hunter. I’ll be rebroadcasting a 1997 interview with Weir and Wasserman in a couple of weeks.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Saturday, August 6, Hot Tuna plays their 7th show at The Cap. This time, they will be joined by Leftover Salmon for what we expect will be something extremely special. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from coast to coast June 10 through July 30. Complete details and ticketing at www.deadandcompany.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1451

July 10th, 2016

Week of July 11, 2016

Part 1 41:08
Grateful Dead 6/22/93 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville IN
VICTIM OR THE CRIME->
CRAZY FINGERS->
LOOKS LIKE RAIN->
HE’S GONE

Part 2 15:13
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, The Country Blues (Compass Records)
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
Orchestra Baobab, from Day of the Dead (4AD)
FRANKLIN’S TOWER

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, regarded as one of Jerry Garcia’s favorite venues. Rock legends Jane’s Addiction return to The Cap on Sunday, July 17 with Dinosaur Jr. Serious musical madness and mayhem are in store. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The Be Kind Gathering, July 21st through 24th at Terrapin Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Keller Williams, John Kadlecik Band, Rumpke Mountain Boys, me David Gans, and many more. Information and tickets at bekindgathering.com

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from coast to coast June 10 through July 30. Complete details and ticketing at www.deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour through July 30th.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1450

July 3rd, 2016

Week of July 4, 2016

Part 1 19:51
Dead & Company 11/20/15 Scottrade Center, St Louis MO
BROWN-EYED WOMEN
Roots of Creation, Livin’ Free (Bombshelter Records)
ROW JIMMY
William Tyler, from WFMU‘s Songs to Fill the Air
ATTICS OF MY LIFE

Part 2 35:24
Grateful Dead 6/22/93 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville IN
HIGH TIME
IT’S ALL OVER NOW
JUST LIKE TOM THUMB’S BLUES
TENNESSEE JED
PICASSO MOON

The Grateful Dead Hour is made possible in part this week by:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. On Friday, July 8, Zappa returns to The Cap when Dweezil Zappa honors his father’s legendary music. If you haven’t heard, Dweezil is playing “Whatever the F!@K He Wants,” and celebrating 50 years of Frank. Frank Zappa played The Cap 4 legendary times in the 1970s, so it’s time to let history repeat itself. For events, information, and ticketing visit thecapitoltheatre.com.

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from coast to coast June 10 through July 30. Complete details and ticketing at www.deadandcompany.com.

The Be Kind Gathering, July 21st through 24th at Terrapin Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Keller Williams, John Kadlecik Band, Rumpke Mountain Boys, David Gans, and many more. Information and tickets at bekindgathering.com.

Bill Walton interview on KPFA 6/29

June 26th, 2016

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Bill Walton came to KPFA on June 20 for an interview about his wonderful new book, Back from the Dead: Searching for the Sound, Shining the Light, and Throwing It Down.

Y’all know he’s a big ol’ Deadhead, right?

The interview airs this Wednesday, June 29, on KPFA’s Dead to the World. The show starts at 8pm Pacific time and streams live at kpfa.org

Great thanks to our chief engineer, Michael Yoshida, for his help with this.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1449

June 26th, 2016

Week of June 27, 2016

Part 1 25:07
Bonnie “Prince” Billy, from Day of the Dead (4AD)
IF I HAD THE WORLD TO GIVE
Dead and Company 11/20/15 Scottrade Center, St Louis MO
EYES OF THE WORLD

Part 2 30:33
Grateful Dead 6/22/93 Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville IN
HELP ON THE WAY->
SLIPKNOT!->
FRANKLIN’S TOWER->
WANG DANG DOODLE

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Be Kind Gathering, July 21st through 24th at Terrapin Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Keller Williams, John Kadlecik Band, Rumpke Mountain Boys, David Gans, and many more. Information and tickets at bekindgathering.com

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from coast to coast June 10 through July 30. Complete details and ticketing at www.deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour starting June 10th.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa comes to The Cap on Friday, July 8 to honor the legacy of his father’s high-level musicianship and complex compositions. This show will be an absolutely fantastic celebration of Frank Zappa’s life and music. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1448

June 19th, 2016

Week of June 20, 2016

Part 1 30:59
Dead and Company 5/23/16 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco
ESTIMATED PROPHET->
DARK STAR

Part 2 25:18
Dead and Company 5/23/16 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco
THE OTHER ONE->
DAYS BETWEEN

Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band, from Day of the Dead (4AD)
CUMBERLAND BLUES

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Be Kind Gathering, July 21st through 24th at Terrapin Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. Keller Williams, John Kadlecik Band, Rumpke Mountain Boys, David Gans, and many more. Information and tickets at bekindgathering.com

The Jerry Garcia Family, presenting the return of the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes this summer. Tour stops include Tanglewood, Red Rocks, Central Park & more. And announcing the next installment in the GarciaLive Series, coming June 24 on Round Records: GarciaLive Volume Six is Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders, recorded July 5th, 1973 . Complete tour dates and archival release info at JerryGarcia.com

Dead and Company – Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge – on tour from coast to coast June 10 through July 30. Complete details and ticketing at www.deadandcompany.com. That’s Dead and Company, on tour through July 30.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Frank Zappa played The Cap 4 legendary times in the 70s, and on Friday, July 8, Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa will honor his music in the most authentic way imaginable. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

12/5/15 poster by John Warner

June 15th, 2016

I finally got hold of the posters we didn’t get in time for the DG/Terrapin Flyer show at the Field Museum last December! John Warner did the art!





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50 reviews on Amazon

June 15th, 2016

This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead just picked up its 50th review on amazon! Forty-three of ’em are 5 stars, and none are less than three stars! Read the reviews here.

Order a signed copy here:





This Is All a Dream We Dreamed